University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Position ID: CambUK-RA [#24642, LF41572]
Position Title: Research Associate in Geometry and Topology
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB3 0WB, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Geometry and Topology
Application Deadline: 2024/06/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/05/16, listed until 2024/11/16)
Position Description:    

Research Associate in Geometry and Topology

Department/Location: Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Salary: £36,024-£44,263

Reference: LF41572

Closing date: 16 June 2024

A position exists for a "Post Doctoral Research Associate" in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics funded by a grant held by Prof. Ailsa Keating.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong research track record, and may have previous postdoc experience. Candidates should have expertise in at least one of the following: symplectic geometry, mirror symmetry, singularity theory, geometric group theory; or have training in the parts of algebraic geometry/representation theory related to Bridgeland stability conditions, cluster algebras and quivers.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals, and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction, or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The post is available from 1 September 2024 (or by agreement).

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance with, subject to confirmation from the funding body, the possibility of funds for a third year.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that your referees are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

The closing date is 16 June 2024.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting Prof. Ailsa Keating (

For queries regarding the application process, please email

Please quote reference LF41572 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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